Photo By Peter Watts
Saint Michael and All Angels Church - Outside
 

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Saint Michael and All Angels Church - Outside - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panorama was taken from the corner of Oxford TCE and Durham Street in Christchurch and shows the outside of Saint Michael and All Angels church. It is a unique wooden building, painted white with a grey roof.

Saint Michael and All Angels Church - Outside - FURTHER INFORMATION

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Saint Michael and All Angels Church building dates from early colonial times, and is now an important historical building in Christchurch as well as a functioning place of worship. Designed by William Fitzjohn Crisp in late Victorian Gothic style, it incorporates both 14C French Gothic and English Medieval architectural forms. It was built in 1872 almost entirely of Matai timber (native black pine) on rubble stone foundations, providing a striking and warm interior as shown in panorama inside the church.

This panorama here also shows the church bell and Belfry, which stands next to the church. It was erected in 1861 and houses a bell that arrived in Christchurch with the first four ships carrying settlers in 1850. In early days this bell was rang every hour during daylight to mark the time of day. Today the bell ringa the Angelus and call to worship. The belfry was designed by Benjamin Mountfort, who also designed the Provincial Council Chambers.

ADDRESS

St. Michael and All Angels Church
84 Oxford Tce, Christchurch 8001
Corner Oxford Terrace and Durham Street



TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

St. Michael and All Angels Church is on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Durham Street, about 5 minutes walk southeast of Cathedral Square.



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